Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Where we're going from here....

For those of you who may not know, Mantra (Crescent x Minnie) came back as mild dysplastic due to sublaxation.  Since there things I already wanted to fix on her front, I decided I didn't want to have to "fix" the rear as well and decided to spay her.  While she won't be going anywhere (she is my son's dog through and through) it was disappointing as she was our keeper puppy from our first litter in over 15 years.  Thankfully we didn't have the chance to be bummed about "losing" this breeding as Garrett, of Ebonwald Cardigans, offered to let me lease Mantra's litter sister, Naveen - Spyrock Ebonwald Return to Sender.  We are so grateful for this opportunity to lease this lovely girl.  While she is a fluffy girl, she still remains to be the pick bitch of her litter.  I'm very happy with how she's grown up and to top it off she's OFA Good! ;-)

Naveen has been with us now since the end of the September.  We are currently going to classes and will working towards a Rally title early 2015 and may see how she is on sheep.  She's in heat now but we don't plan on breeding her until her next cycle for puppies in mid 2015.  I have a couple suitors picked out, but waiting to make any final announcements until my first pick has some more health testing done.

Naveen at 9 weeks

Grown up Naveen

Mantra and Naveen - they are best buddies

Naveen at class

Naveen with her newly earned diploma

Friday, May 30, 2014

Mature Blue Girl Seeks Soulmate

After lengthy consideration, Zoe is available to a forever home.  We had intended on being her forever home but feel she would prefer a different home without small children.  She is 7 years old, crate trained, house broke, basic obedience trained (has earned her CGC), and has some herding training.  She's already spayed.  She gets along with other dogs.  She gets along with cats, but if they run she will chase.  She's been around horses and doesn't bother them across the fence or in the pen.  Her ideal home would be one that offers couch cuddles and a spare spot on the bed.  She loves to go and is up for whatever whether it be a long walk on the beach, spending the day at the gymkhana, or just hanging out at home watching movies.  If interested contact for more info.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Post Puppy Party with Pictures

We had so much fun with this years puppy party.  A big thanks to everyone who came.  It's always great to get together with friends, new and old, and share in the puppy snuggles.  The puppies had a blast as well.  Afterwards they crashed hard and slept!  

Here are the pictures of them taken today.  They aren't the best stacked photos, but after playing outside for 2 hours standing on a table was the last thing on their minds. 
 Yakama has gone to his new home in Gresham, Oregon


Cahto has gone to his new home in Vancouver, Washington


Chippewa will be headed to his new home in Stevenson, Washington in 2 weeks.

Kalispel has a potential home in the works.

 Osage will be headed to Winston, Oregon on Tuesday with his new family.

Nez Perce

I don't think this picture is a very good example of him.  He was sure there was other things he could be off doing.
 Nez Perce will be going to live in Yakima, Washington later this month.

and last but not least....

 Navajo will be staying here to grow up.  :-)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Feeding Children to Puppies

***Disclaimer- No children or puppies were harmed in the making of these vidoes***

They puppies are getting big.  They were 8 weeks old yesterday and all are over 9 lbs.  Yesterday everyone got weighed, wormed, pedicure and a bath.  They are all ready for Saturday's Puppy Party.  Here is some video taken on Wednesday.  We let Roy in the outside pen to play with puppies.  He seemed to enjoy it until the end, when he said he was done (you'll see me drop the phone to "rescue" him).  I'll know for sure after the puppy party but I may still have 1 or 2 puppies available for a pet and/or performance home.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

7 week, playing outside

The puppies are 7 weeks today.  Hard to believe that soon they will be headed to their new homes.  Our puppy party is scheduled for April 12th, if you're interested in coming let me know and I'll send you more details.  Today I took video and got some pics of them.  Enjoy.  (Sidenote- No ears up yet, they are pretty big like the comeback litter was)


Nez Perce
 Yakama and Kalispel
 Yakama, Nez, Kali

Friday, March 28, 2014

Puppy fix

I'm still out of town but mom sent me some pics of the pups this morning

Cuter and Cuter

Here are some pictures of the puppies.  Turns out Yakima and Nezi (Nez Perce) were missed.  I'll make up for tomorrow!  Also at the bottom is a video. :)
 L to R: Kali, Osage, Chippewa
 Top to Bottom: Yakama, Kali, Osage

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

New Video!

Here are a couple new videos of the pups.  (Warning - Second video has barking yorkie)  They are getting BIG!!!  I'm very curious to see how much they weigh this Thursday.  Hard to believe they are going to be 6 weeks old.

Monday, March 17, 2014

4.5 Week Photos

Here are 4.5 week photos of the pups.  My schedule didn't allow for 4 week photos and I'll be out of town at a show in Vallejo for their 5 week photos, so I decided to split the difference.  :)  There not the best photo's but is there really such a thing as a bad puppy pic? ;-)  When I get back from Vallejo I will start working with them on the stacking box so we can start getting an idea on structure.


His markings remind me of Flyer here


"Lady, this iz boring!"


Working on his puppy dog eyes

She may be the smallest, but holds her own with her brothers

Usually the first puppy to greet me when I come over and never stingy with kisses!

Here he is channeling his inner Eeyore 

Nez Perce

We're leaning towards tan pointed.